Cheddar and Axbridge 'low priority' for ambulance

THE chief executive of South Western Ambulance Service has admitted that Cheddar and Axbridge are low priority areas. The revelation comes after sailor Paul Hipwell wrote to complain that it took 80 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at Cheddar Reservoir

THE chief executive of South Western Ambulance Service has admitted that Cheddar and Axbridge are low priority areas.

The revelation comes after sailor Paul Hipwell wrote to complain that it took 80 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at Cheddar Reservoir earlier this year.

Paul, who runs Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club, which is based at the popular beauty spot, said a man who was bleeding heavily from a head injury at the reservoir was not ranked in the ambulance service's most urgent category.

For more on this story see the Somerset Mercury.


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